Author Archives: marystojak

About marystojak

Mary Stojak has published numerous short stories, her latest will be published September 28th in Mystery Weekly.

Malice Domestic 2019

If you haven’t been keeping track of the Agatha award nominees, now is a good time to jump into the fray! I have too many nominees that I love this year, especially in Historical Mysteries and Short Stories! You can … Continue reading

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Daniel Jose Older – Salsa Nocturna Stories

Readers ask where we get our ideas. I’ve told some about how a whole book was driven by a poor lady I first met in a low security mental hospital in Hastings, Minnesota many years ago and later, updated by a … Continue reading

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Networking

Conferences are a great way to figure out where your writing stands in the scheme of things. They’re also a way to add to your list of writing friends and find a agent for your next project. I’m one of … Continue reading

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Everything old is new again…..

Okay, it’s an old, old story. Life gets in the way, creates a space that doesn’t want you to write. You hurt your hand, or in my case your shoulder. It’s hard enough to keep doing the work that pays … Continue reading

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Getting Back in the Game

I’ve been off for a while, out of whack. Every writer probably goes through a phase where we get kind of stalled and can’t write. This year has been one of mine. Okay, so you’re totally out of it, you don’t even … Continue reading

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SCBWI Post Conference

The SCBWI regional conference in Frederick, MD this past weekend was fabulous. Congratulations to Edie and Lois!  I’ve never seen such a great line-up outside of a national conference! Had a critique session with agent Molly Jaffa which was great, … Continue reading

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Chill Time

The beach is a great place to just relax. I’m pretty good at turning off thoughts about my day job these days but life is always interrupting our creative lives too. And then I have been reading more on line lately … Continue reading

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